Will Gabon international and Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang say bye to the Gunners after the lockdown or stay put amidst pressure from some quarters that he leaves for good to win laurels?
That is one naughty issue that is still on the table even as the covid-19 lockdown continues.
However Arsenal appear to be avoiding being taken unawares as plans are reportedly on to seek a possible replacement for the striker who has so far netted 49 goals for the Emirates landlords in 75 appearances.
Arsenal are reportedly considering a £50m swoop for Valencia forward Rodrigo Moreno this summer, should captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang leave the club.
Rodrigo, who has progressed into one of LaLiga’s most proven marksmen in recent years, has a £110m buyout clause at Valencia but could be allowed to leave for less than half of that figure.
The report in The Mirror details that Valencia owner Peter Lim could let the 29-year-old leave the Mestalla, especially given the economic ramifications of the coronavirus crisis for football clubs.
A deal to bring the Gabonese forward to Barcelona did not materialise in January, but the Catalans could come back in for him this summer.
Manchester United are interested in Arsenal’s top scorer as well, for £50m also, according to The Sun.
Aubameyang’s contract at the Emirates runs out at the end of next season and he is looking unlikely at the moment to sign a new deal.
Rodrigo, however, could move to the Premier League where he spent one season at Bolton Wanderers in 2010-11 on loan from Benfica.
He was also linked with a move to Barcelona in January, as well as moves to Everton and West Ham last summer.
The 29-year-old scored 15 goals in all competitions last season but has only netted five times in 28 games in all competitions during this campaign.